Vladimir Kebza, born in Jaromêr, now the Czech Republic, in 1953. Ph.D. from Charles University, Prague. Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Public Health, Prague.
During my stay at NIAS I worked on the three following topics: research of social support and its effect on the human health status with respect to anticipated and received social support, and to Krause’s hypothesis about the moderating role of socio-economic status and age on them effect of social support;development of a suitable Czech version of a diagnostic instrument for the burnout syndrome;research in psychological conception of well-being and, in co-operation with the psychiatrist, the development of a valid strategy for the screening and therapy of depression for GPs. I obtained a large quantity of new information both from the NIAS library and from books bought from the TRISprogramme budget. I also used this opportunity to obtain data from a large variety of university library catalogues. I wrote one article, two grant applications, and attended three Dutch psychological institutions, exchanged some experience, and hopefully initiated new co-operations.